Marcus Larson/News-Register##YCAP volunteers Dave Rucker and Kris Zirkel unload a large donation of food from local businesses to help feed the needy.

Cold months and warm hearts

The number of child abuse cases in McMinnville spiked this year, and Francine Fiore, development director at Juliette’s House, said that may be a good thing. Fiore said the increase in police investigations ...

Mac school board boosts local excise tax

The McMinnville School Board voted Monday to hike the district’s local construction excise tax. Board member Stan Primozich voted against the increase, while the other six board members approved ...

Butterfly count reveals gains, losses

The count of Yamhill County’s endangered Fender’s Blue butterflies increased significantly in one area this year, but fell slightly in other locations and approached zero in some areas, according ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Barium Cup will be played at  Country Club Monday Sept. 28. There is also
a dinner and auction  evening.

Barium Cup benefits cancer patients

Playing a round of golf or bidding on sports memorabilia can improve the lives of cancer patients, according to members of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. The foundation’s major annual ...

Along the Street: Hazelnut price well off record high

Hazelnut packers have agreed to pay a minimum of $1.22 per pound for field-run hazelnuts this year. That’s down 28 percent from last year’s record-setting $1.70, but still the second-highest ...

McMinnville to update city website

The city of McMinnville has issued a request for proposals for a web update designed to make its site easier and friendlier to navigate for citizens. The request includes a call for the posting of a broader ...

Food cart ordinance approved

CARLTON — City councilors approved new rules governing food carts Monday night. The ordinance was developed by the planning commission, which has been working on the issue for more than a year. It ...

Dinner auction slated for FFA

CARLTON — FFA alumni will host the 13th annual FFA Dinner Auction Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Carlton American Legion Hall, across from city hall on East Main Street. Proceeds will benefit the FFA ...

Child abuser gets 30 days

When a child is exposed to violence, brain development is impacted, Yamhill County Court Circuit Judge Cynthia Easterday told 25-year-old abuser Kyle Paulsen at his plea and sentencing hearing Monday. “It’s ...

Willamina wins fitness and nutrition grant

WILLAMINA — Shortly after returning to the Willamina School District as nutrition services director, Lynn Shore made the district’s decision pay off by landing a $12,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 ...

Elementary enrollment down in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Attendance at Sheridan’s K-8 Faulconer-Chapman School has taken an unexpected downturn this fall, Superintendent Steve Sugg and Principal David Kline told the school board Wednesday ...

Prayer debate flares anew at commission meeting

Cheryl Kolbe, head of the Portland chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, offered a “secular invocation” at the Yamhill County commissioners’ Thursday meeting. Chair Allen ...

Work session slated on homeless issue

After months of taking tours, listening to presentations and gathering information, the McMinnville City Council is ready to begin considering possible action plans. The council is slated to open ...

Funnel clouds possible this afternoon

Weather service warns air mass is unstable, but threat should diminish after 5

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Cook School, constructed in 1929, housed elementary school students until 2008, when Sue Buel Elementary School was opened. The classrooms have now been repurposed for use as space for the alternative high school.

Cook School sees new use

Cook School has been mostly empty since its kindergartners through fifth-graders moved to the new, larger Sue Buel Elementary School in 2008. But now the building, a landmark at Lafayette Avenue and Fifth ...

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